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Archive for March, 2013

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Garden Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced that the Garden Township Fire Department will receive federal support to purchase a new fire truck. Mechanical problems with the current vehicle make it unreliable and unsafe to drive. “Across Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Garden Township. This […]

Governor Signs Legislation To Aid U.P. Tourist Destination

LANSING, Mich.‒ Legislation to ensure Oswald’s Bear Ranch of Newberry can continue to operate as it has for more than 15 years was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Rick Snyder, said Sen. Tom Casperson. Senate Bill 48 amends the state’s Large Carnivore Act to allow federally licensed exhibitors to let their visitors have contact […]

Gov. Snyder Approves More Than $23 million in Natural Resources Trust Fund Grants for Public Outdoor Recreation Projects

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation approving $23,348,700 in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) grant appropriations, funding 76 recreation development projects and land acquisitions in 43 Michigan counties. The Natural Resources Trust Fund board, appointed by the governor, evaluated 142 applications seeking $37,880,200 in funding. In a competitive process, all eligible applications were evaluated based […]

Governor Makes Appointment, Reappointments To Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Commission

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder announced one appointment and three reappointments to the Michigan Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Monument Fund Commission. Created in 2004, the commission oversees the financing and design of the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The Lansing monument will honor the lives of more than 500 Michigan police officers killed on duty. […]

Red Cross, Army Vet Help Owners Learn Pet First Aid

By Jill Jolly (USAG Wiesbaden) Capt. Ericka Carroll teaches Max Schneider how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a dog in the American Red Cross first aid class for pets held on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne March 2. WIESBADEN, Germany (March, 2013) — Caring for a pet requires a lot more than simply feeding the animal. That’s […]

Kentucky Veterinarians Extend Training in Afghanistan

By Staff Sgt. Sidney Hoffman, Agribusiness Development Team 5 Unit Capt. Chase Kohne, with Kentucky’s Agribusiness Development Team 5, speaks with local herders about how to care for their animals in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, January 2013 KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March, 2013) — Members of the veterinary team of Kentucky’s Agribusiness Development Team 5 conducted their […]

Snyder: Nine Companies To Invest $81 Million, Add Nearly 900 Jobs In State

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder announced Michigan Strategic Fund action to support nine business expansions expected to generate more than $81 million in investment and add 897 jobs in Michigan. “The commitment of these companies to grow and create jobs here further reinforces Michigan’s reputation as America’s comeback state,” Snyder said. “It also demonstrates […]

DNR Fisheries Division 2012 Annual Report, Highlights Accomplishments and Activities

A report highlighting the various activities of the Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division during 2012 has been produced and is now available online at The 2012 Fisheries Division Annual Report summarizes the programs and work completed in the past calendar year by division staff in an effort to maintain and improve Michigan’s fishery. The […]

Army’s ‘Ready and Resilient Campaign’ Kicks Off

By C. Todd Lopez The Army has made available to Soldiers a new online resource to complement the Ready and Resilient Campaign that launched, March 12, 2013. The campaign’s website is available now at, and is designed as a “one-stop shop” for resources related to Soldier resilience and readiness. WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March, […]

Snyder Signs Harbor Dredging Bills To Protect Economy, Boating Season

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation providing $21 million for 58 emergency harbor dredging projects, a move that protects Michigan’s economy while ensuring a safe and enjoyable boating season. Dredging is necessary as water levels in the Great Lakes reach historic lows. The effort is aimed at public harbors and recreational marinas […]

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